L1ttleB1rdy L1ttleB1rdy
2 months ago

Advice welcomed 😃

What should I swap out/replace or remove?

Also, I use Adapalene cream, not gel, which contains squalane. I am not sure if my skin likes topical squalane, despite it having it's many benefits! I'm actually not sure if I should continue with Adapalene and go for a retinal instead..

AM - Everyday
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Amino Acids + B5 The Ordinary - Amino Acids + B5
2
Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser
3
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
4
Moisturizing Cream CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream
5
Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotic SPF50+ PA++++ Beauty of Joseon - Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotic SPF50+ PA++++
PM - Everyday
1
Oat Cleansing Balm The INKEY List CA - Oat Cleansing Balm
2
Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser
3
Skin Renewing Night Cream CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream
4
Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment Differin - Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment
5
Amino Acids + B5 The Ordinary - Amino Acids + B5
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Adapalene has definitely more evidence of effectiveness against acne compared to retinal - so I'd try adapalene gel first before switching to retinal.

I think your routine is excellent. Not sure you need the double cleanse in the PM, one of your cleansers is probably enough (and it is gentler this way on your skin barrier).

You could consider swapping the Amino Acids +B5 serum to a niacinamide serum (once your Amino Acids product runs out, it isn't bad at all), for example:

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